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at the washington monument from the netherlands carillon, 28, not much of a wind chill because the winds are dead calm. we don't have to deal with strong winds. there's the rest of the beltway temperatures. manassas 18. some of us in the upper teens. this might be the last morning of a couple that we have to see those. i want to show you the satellite imagery. we are seeing a lot of sunshine today and we will have more on how warm we will be and touch on the weekend, too because it is a 50/50 weekend outlook and we will have that coming up. >>> thank you very much. >>> we have dramatic video to start off our newscast. look at this. a tanker truck is on fire right now. montross road bridge and i-270. it looks like help is on the way. hazmat has been called. this is definitely blocking traffic there. montrose road bridge and 270. avoid that area if you are heading that way. head to the outer loop and check out what is happening there. as we take our maps this morning, okay, well, 495. 95 to georgia things are looking good. traffic is moving well. route 4, 5 and 301 looking good, as well. no one goi
really come out in full force to help haiti. the greater washington haiti relief committee has received thousands and thousands of boxes full of supplies, now the problem is getting those supplies to the island and that's proving to be be a logistical nightmare. 4-year-old elaine campbell has seen the devastation in haiti on tv and had the same reaction as most of us. >> she was watching the earthquake in haiti and she was thinking about it and wants to donate her toys and clothes. >> reporter: she is one of the people who sorted through thousands of bags and boxes bound for haiti at a dc warehouse. >> this is something we need to do. this is a day of giving back to the community dr. martin luther king's birthday. what a better place to be. >> reporter: there's blankets, bottled water, clothes, medicine. they have been overwhelmed by the sheer volume of donation but the trouble now is getting supplies to a country whose infrastructure has been ravaged by the earthquake. >> we are reaching out to companies like federal express, this is what they do. , u.p.s., fedex, we need your help. >>
last game with the redskins. the team played the final game yesterday. highlights for washington include an 84-yard pass play down to the 4-yard line. redskins playing begins the chargers second and third string led in the third quarter, but billy bowl i can had a drive thenned in a touchdown with less than a minute left. they end with 4 and 12 record. crews are outside redskins park as the team arrived back from the west coast flight. brett haber joins us with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. here is what we know at this hour. about 15 minutes ago around 4:45 this morning, jim ├▒son exited the building flanked by redskins security, got in his porsche and drove off the property for what we presume was the last time. sources reporting, close to the team reporting he was fired shortly after arriving back at redskins park around 2:30 this morning from the trip to san diego. the loss that you just chronicled to the chargers, and nor of turner who knows what it is like to be on the business end of a daniel snider firing. if true, it brings an end to the tenure marked by early su
is pushing south and east of washington, we can zoom in to the areas south and east. this stuff is really coming down. you can see it from annapolis to donaldssonville and waldorf and quantico and wood are woodbridge. north of 66 and fairfax county, you are done with the snow. montgomery and howard county, snow is over for you. in the district we are just about done except for the extreme southeast and southwest. go to the weather computer and show you the storm system. the snow across the east and even a little in norfolk but they are in the mid-30s. in the mountains get ready for another blast of the cold air, which will give you another blast of snow. we have temperatures sitting right at 32 here in town. mid-20s in me shenandoah valley. it is 33 with the snow in patuxent river and fredericksburg but we have colder air moving in. as we look at it one more time. there's the snow and it is just about over. i think it will end southeast of us over the next 30 to 60 minutes. we have had a couple of problems out there thanks to the snow. overall things are looking good considering
is on the comfort and will be filing reports throughout the week. >>> washington-area residents displayed a mass show of support for the haitian relief effort. they showed up with food, diapers and supplies to help the victims of the quake. the outpouring of support was so overwhelming the embassy storage rooms were unable to hold all of the donations. >> any truck companies that can help us with truck and transportation, any storage spaces, companies that can give us space we would really appreciate that. >> reporter: as always, organizers say money the easiest thing to donate to help those in haiti, primarily because the infrastructure needed to transport materials simply doesn't exist. >> view more coverage on the haiti earthquake anytime at wusa9.com. click on the banner at the top of the home page for more on how to help plus details on local fund-raising events. >>> today's martin luther king holiday is often a call to serve for millions across america and there are plenty of opportunities around washington today. 9 news now digital correspondent kristin fisher is live from the mlk memoria
coach of the washington redskins. 9news disital correspondent alex trevino joins us with the latest. >> reporter: it's quiet at redskins park. there has been a lot of celebrating going on since the second that mike shanahan signed and agreed to be the head football coach. really the minute he landed here on the plane. the deal is that mike shanahan will be coach and vice president of football operations. inside sources say that he will have final say on all redskins football matters. >>> reporter: just two days after jim zorn's for seen departure, mike shanahan agreed to his salary he had with the denver broncos. the first two seasons the broncos will pay half that figure. the deal was reportedly signed at redskins park last night. he then posed for pictures with dan snyder. we spoke to several redskins players after the news broke last night. >> my agent texted me and told me mike shanahan will be the new head coach. i think it will be great. this will give us a chance to really compete having that experience and leadership in there. it will be unbelievable. >> great day in washing
. temperatures are running in the 20s here in washington with a northwest wind at 16 and a windchill of 16. everybody in the 20s. you probably in the 20s as well. orange, 19. windchills this morning down in the teens, just about everywhere. kind of like it has been. another tough morning. let's go to the seven-day forecast. temperatures warm up a little bit toward thursday. here's that clipper thursday night to friday morning. highs friday and saturday in the 20s and sunday, barely up to 30. it is 5:17. angie goff has your traffic update. >> so far, so good. i'm looking at smooth commute across our region. hello, everybody. so glad you could join us. a little after 5:00 a.m., no problems to report here through centerville, all the way up to the capital beltway. let's move it over to the inner loop, 95 up to 66. i like what i see. nice green cars. we are moving at a great pace. 270 headed southbound, a little bit of a shaky shot for you. down to the split. looks like a nice and quiet commute still tracking those headlights. back to the maps we go, 95 and the bw parkway past 198 towards pow
for washington. >> sounds good to me. 17 minutes after the 5:00 hour. happy thursday. we begin with a look at the capital beltway. maryland, everything is clear north of the district. inner loop is checking out fine, as well. pennsylvania avenue, branch avenue, crane highway, this remains an accident-free zone. keeping things we moving. we move in to dc, where check it out, no traffic. it is on capital street and the suitland parkway. 95 in virginia, if you are making your way out of fredericksburg to the springfield interchange you are looking at maybe a 50 to 55 minute commute. no incidents along the way and good news here. check out our trains, metro, vre and marc, all are on time. over to you. >> thank you. >>> here's a look at the living well headlines. scientists in california say they have taken a huge leap forward for rejen retive medicine. they transformed skin cells from mice in to brain cells bypassing the need for stem cells. the findings could one day make it possible to use skin cells to train spinal cord and brain diseases like parkinsons or alzheimer's disease. >>> higher m
clubs are ready with early classes. alex trevino is live from northwest washington with more. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, jessica. health club employees privately call them resolutes. they are the new faces that show up to fitness centers this time of the year determined to fulfill their new year's eve resolutions to stay in shape and lose weight. and many health clubs like this one, sport and health, this is the busiest time of the year. in addition to new members current members use the start of the year to work toward their goals an the outdoor weather makes it hard to codo workouts outside. so you are better to be in the gym. this morning we are talking to a fitness health expert about getting started and a workout specifically tailored for your needs and the best way to follow through and stick with it. so we will be talking to some fitness experts here at the sport and health club. reporting live in sport and health club, 9 news now and wusa9.com. >>> it is a boy. innova alexandria hospital reports the first baby of the new year was born three minutes after
. reporting live from washington, alex trevino, 9 news now and wusa9.com. >> we would like to know what you think. tell us how long you think he should be suspended if at all on our web site at wusa9.com. take part in the opinion poll on our home page. >>> the gilbert arenas suspension knocked the mike shanahan story down to page 2. the redskins introduced shanahan as the team's head coach and vice president of player personnel. the new boss promised renewed discipline and swift change in the organization. while he has final say on all football-related moves, he plans to could labor rate with gm bruce allen immediately. >> if you do things right every day you have a chance to be better. it's not what we will do next year. it's what we will do today. how do we get better as an organization. it takes a lot of effort from a lot of people. >> shanahan veiled dan snyder first expressed interest years ago when he asked broncos executives at an owner meeting if he could trade for their coach. >>> baltimore's mayor will resign as part of a plea deal with prosecutors. last month sheila dixon was con
you about it. >>> this morning marks the end of an era on washington air waves. today is donny simpson's last day on wpgc. kristin fisher is live at the studio with more. >> reporter: good morning. well, after a 32-year run on washington's air waves donny simpson will be signing off. i'm told he typically gets in here at 6:00 a.m. hopefully we will be able to chat with him then. but first look back at his long career in this industry. now, he got his start at the age of just 15 in his hometown of detroit. after eight years on the air there he moved to washington, d.c. in 1977 where he hosted a morning show and served as program director for 15 years. in 19993 he made the jump to wpgc and has been their signature morning personality ever since. he is best known as a deejay but dappled in -- dabbled in tv. he was the host of video soul. and he has appeared on sit comes like martin, the jamie foxx and arisennial hall show. so far he has not said what his plans are when the signs off here this morning, but there is definitely a chance he could reappear on the washington area waives sometim
kidnapped by gang members. >>> additional security officers will be on hand in northeast washington. yesterday, a security officer inside saw what appeared to be a handgun protruding from a man's pants pocket. the students were evacuated to the football stadium but the gun was never found. extra security will be in place for a couple of weeks. >>> virginia state police are in position this morning for operation hov crackdown. in this commuter alert, 9 news now digital correspondent alex trevino is live from i-66 and falls church with the details. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. in a half hour, troopers will be out and about enforcing hov laws here on i-66 i-395 and i- 95 in northern virginia. remember, hov lanes are reserved for vehicles with more than one occupant during rush hour. if you violate hov restrictions, you pay these fines. the first fine is a $125 fine. you pay twice as much the second time you do not comply. there's a $500 fine for your third violation and a fourth offense could get you a stiff penalty of $1,000. so troopers will be stationary an
and the baltimore-washington parkway. so far so good making your way past 198 toward powder mill. as we take you to the outer loop we open the door and show you the drivers are zipping by. no problems. live from university. like this around the beltway. moving to the district, happy to report, drivers are stuck at a light. no incidents or accidents. a shot of inbound new york avenue. taking it over to virginia. good morning to folks out there. we are doing okay past the beltway. drivers are tracking those taillights and also tracking taillights from 66. that's how we wrap it up. inside the beltway, goring to find no problems. that's the traffic. over to you. >>> the greater washington area is consistently ranked the second most congested region in the entire country, but now a study brakes it down freeway by freeway and the capital beltway takes the title of one of america's worst commutes. 9 news now digital correspondent kristin fisher is outside live feeling some of the pain. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. this is not good news for all of you commuters out there, bu
is facing a likely loss of all three of the giant pandas next year. reporting live from northwest washington, alex trevino, 9 news now and wusa9.com. >>> the ten-year lease on the adult pandas is set to expire soon and we learned that tai shan will be leaving. the 4 1/2-year-old panda is expected to return to china next month. the soar will host an event for tai shan on january 30th. harry reid is apologizing for racially insensitive comments about president obama. which are in a new book coming out this week. the book "game change "reports during the presidential campaign reid declared the country would embrace a light skinned african-american with no negro dialect. he has apologized for what he calls his poor choice of words. we'd like to know if you think he should resign all together or remove him from his leadership post. to vote go to wusa9.com. >>> the cab company owner says the driver is now out of the hospital after being shot. >>> many local rescuers are taking advantage of the below- freezing temperatures to train. unlike the people they might have to rescue in a real-life situat
temperatures. frederick and washington county to the mountains of west virginia, 81, martinsburg in and around the sleet there. down south in the shenandoah valley where we have reports of some sleet and freezing rain all the way down to the harrissonburg area. watch out west and northwest. here in the metro we are dealing with wet streets and we are prepared. angie, tell us about those streets. >>> we have been tracking the roads. pretty much in good shape orthan being wet. live shot out of fredericksburg to the mixing bowl. not tracking any major delays. on 66 it is checking out at speed. good morning, maryland. finding lanes wide open, drivers are tracking head lights moving at speed. no accidents past 121 to the split. route 4, 5 and 301 there are no icons. that's a good thing. tell us we have no accidents. this is a hot of 81 in the winchester area. we are seeing a little sleet. we sent kristin fisher up to 270 to see if she spotted trouble spots on the road. good morning, kristin. >> good morning. it is chyllia out here. i'm glad i have a big coat and hat and gloves on this morning. no p
.com. the questions are rolling in. we have good ones. >> thank you. >>> a wall street blogger says a washington area bookstore is selling a new book about john edwards even though it is not due out until saturday. the journal article reveals new details about the politician. it is a tell-all book by former edwards aide andrew young. he said edwards asked him to go in to hiding with edwards mistress to cover up the affair. last week edwards admitted to faring hunter's daughter. >>> residents who live near the world trade center site say keep the terror trials out of our neighborhood. that story is coming up. >>> and plus a woman whose life is heading to the big screen is spending more time in jail. >>> that's an interesting story. we are worry-free traveling the toll road in virginia. okay past the airport to the toll plaza. more news headlines with andrea. that's back when we return. even people who are watching their weight often shop without really looking. wait. 310 calories? 340? 8 grams of fat? compare that to select harvest light soups. wow. 80 calories. 60 calories and no fat. with the first
. >>> the wizards are in the midst of a home stand but no advantage for washington. on tuesday the lakers come to town. on send they have the clippers. fell apart in the fourth. shooting 3 of 16 in that quarter. six players were in double players. washington loses by 14. 92-78. >> a game with 43, 43 games in and we are making the same mistakes we are making in game one, two and three. >> reporter: college hoops, women the maryland women hosting duke and the terps. unable to hang with the blue devils perfect acc record. the terps committed 19 turnovers and fall by one, 58- 57. >>> that's a quick look at morning sports. georgetown, in a crucial big east showdown tonight at syracuse. until then a have great day. >>> we will see where gas prices are heading in our next living smart report. >>> and a possible show down today at the dc city council where michelle rhee is asked to explain herself. >>> and starting tomorrow, thousands of passengers will have a new way to get around at dulles airport. 5:25. here's angie. it is wet and windy. traveling on 50 westbound. no problems to report. however, yo
on washington as a major deal. not only do we have a new economic report out from the federal reserve but banking industry leaders will answer questions about the causes of the financial meltdown. as for wall street, the dow is at 10627 after losing 36 points yesterday. the nasdaq fell 30 and the s&p dropped by ten. >>> airline travel is getting more expensive. continental airlines has boost the price on checking bags if flights. $23 for the first bag you check and $32 for the second. the travel industry has added fees to make up for lost business during the economic slump. and the price of an international ticket is going up, too. mayor carriers raised fuel charges on travel to europe by $20 round trip. the surcharge to paris, frankfurt has been hiked $280 round trip, they are now $242 for london. it is amazing when you look at the fares you think you are getting a great deal to europe and you see the fuel charge and it skyrockets. >> devil is in the details. how are you saving us money in the next half hour. >> so many people were looking for jobs last year and we will show how to t
the fashion world. a special event is being hosted by the greater washington fashion chamber of commerce. eric is a on the right. she saw the screening of the hbo documentary. the film is talking about the decline of the fashion district and the fact only 9% of the clothing made in america come is made from the u.s. they say we have to educate consumers about the value of made in the usa. >>> what events do you want to share on the air? send them over to me and visit oh my goff.tv and click on angie's army and you can submit your pictures today. burgers, they are a staple of american quiz seen but the patty on a bun has evolved to an array of endless possibilities at a new restaurant in carlsbad, california. when it comes to order a burger in carlsbad about it is about choices, a lot of choices guilty. >> it is 312,000. some beg to differ but we did the math and around 312,000 in combination. >> here's a tutorial from the owner tom u. >> basically you start with the protein. >> available in a third, one half or one pound patty and then on to the cheeses and we have ten cheeses and 28 toppings
toe virtually go to the washington community to perform one-on-one visits. right now a lot of people are coming in to the embassy to seek counseling. >>> in maryland, a poll finds if the election were held today o'malley would defeat ehrlich if he were to run. it shows the democrat with 46% compared to 39%. another 13% went undecided. o'malley unseated ehrlich in his re-election bid three years ago. o'malley outlined a new budget plan and he is trying to bridge a gap. there are no new taxes in the plan but it calls for 44 state law layoffs and elimination of 200 unfilled positions and tuitions at colleges go up 3%. to make on the difference the state will take on debt. >>> in virginia bob mcdonnell reiterated his campaign pledge to recoop lost tax revenues by selling state run liquor stores. they don't believe selling liquor should be a function of state government and the governor promised to reopen 18 rest stops by the summer travel season. the stops were closed as part of the vdot budget cut. >>> time for another "living $mart" report. jessica doyle is here with more. >> reporter
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